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Sep 16, 2012 6:30pm PDT
powell was a key figure here. he wrote this memorandum as a private lawyer for the chamber of commerce in 1971 saying, "we need a counter-attack against the environmentalists and the labor unions and so on." and developed a whole strategy for kind of a corporate takeover of the judiciary and politic. >> by the way, you said something very important. justice lewis powell, then a lawyer in virginia, wrote this for the chamber of commerce, later became appointed by richard nixon to the supreme court. >> just several months later. >> many people look at the "powell memo" as the charter -- >> the foundational, the foundational document. >> and the first big case in this direction was the "first national bank of boston versus bellotti" case, which he wrote the decision on. and what it said was corporations -- the identity of the speaker is irrelevant, which becomes the key -- >> what does that mean? >> what it means is you can't tell corporations that they can't put their money into politics just because they're a corporation. which has, i guess, a surface plausibility to it. but then would
PBS
Sep 23, 2012 6:30pm PDT
, say the chamber of commerce often does, you will at least know where it's coming from because it'll say the "chamber of commerce," or it'll say a, "improve america," a project of the chamber of commerce. >>> the u.s. chamber is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> the u.s. chamber is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> the u.s. chamber of commerce is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> so you know when they spend it directly, at least what part of the economy it's coming from. however, they may well give that money to another organization which isn't even got their name on it. so if they end up giving it to a (c) (4) which then spends the money and that group is called better america, you don't know where better america's money came from. so it is, these groups do not themselves disclose their donors. and again, you know, most of their work is lobbying, it's oriented towards issues. you may well be right, that they have really strong policy positions. but what they would say is, "the money we spend directly on political ads is not
PBS
Sep 9, 2012 6:30pm PDT
, the corporate entities, chamber of commerce, "free trade, nafta, cafta, permanent normal trade relations with china, will be the greatest thing since sliced bread." all right? the end result is that in the last ten years, we have seen 55,000 factories in america shut down, millions of decent-paying jobs lost. you go out to elderly people and they say, "i can't buy a product made in america anymore. where are the factories? where are the decent-paying jobs?" so i would like to see the president get up there and say, "you know what? we're going to rethink our trade policies. i want corporate america to start investing in america, not in china." other things that he could be doing, certainly, i think the much maligned stimulus bill, to my mind, was one of the most important pieces of legislation passed in my lifetime, in my state, money into bridges, into roads, into head start, into sustainable energy, created 6,000, 7,000 jobs when we needed it a whole lot. you need more of that. i just got off a plane a little while ago. believe me, our airports are in trouble. roads, bridges, schools, w
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